A Las Vegas man was convicted and found guilty by a federal grand jury on Thursday on four counts of making and subscribing false tax returns.
Las Vegas Man Filed Fake Tax Returns
A Las Vegas man was found guilty of filing multiple fraudulent tax returns in an attempt to obtain $1 million. It was reported that he filed tax refunds for himself and for his companies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada.
The Las Vegas man is identified as Anthony Uvari, 57 years old, was convicted on Thursday and found guilty by a federal grand jury, according to a published article in Las Vegas Sun.
IRS Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation for the case against Uvari, which is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorneys Eric Schmale and Jessic Oliva.
Uvari’s sentence hearing has been set for March 8th, 2023. He may spend up to three years in jail, go through a period of supervised release, and pay a fine for each count of creating and signing a fraudulent tax return, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Different Tax Returns the Las Vegas Man Filed
Uvari submitted or caused to be filed four tax returns between February 2012 and May 2013 claiming falsely that several firms had given him or his companies revenue while withholding and paying more than $900,000 in income tax on his behalf to the Internal Revenue Service. Before learning about Uvari’s scam and refusing the rest of his claims, the IRS handed out more than $300,000 in unlawfully obtained refunds.
Uvari claimed on his individual income tax return for the year 2011 that withholdings from earnings on bets on horse racing from off-track betting companies were approximately $600,000. The IRS has no record of these withholdings. According to the attorney’s office, two of the betting companies were not in operation at the time, and two more did not have any records of the bets Uvari claimed to have placed.
Moreover, a representative of the Canadian bank testified during the four-day trial that it had not engaged in any such financial transactions with Uvari and had not paid or withheld income tax on behalf of him or his companies, despite the fact that he filed three corporate tax returns on behalf of two shell companies he controlled and claimed withholdings of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the bank.